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idylbrush
03-08-2014, 06:59 PM
12X12" paper on isolated plywood, acrylics, glass beads, gold flakes, scarab, butterfly, paper.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2014/36241-metamorphosis5.jpeg

DMSS
03-08-2014, 10:23 PM
I really like this. Is the scarab the blue object just above the antennae?

Ishka Baha
03-09-2014, 07:08 AM
I really like this too. It is intriguing. There are many things I like about it, I especially like the raspberry sparkling confetti bits and the faint shadows.

Jon
03-09-2014, 02:59 PM
A journey through the clouds into the cosmos. Very Nice.

idylbrush
03-09-2014, 04:37 PM
Thank you David, Nikki, Jon,

The scarab is the object above the butterfly. I make them myself and paint them as needed.

jimwhalen
03-09-2014, 04:45 PM
Your pieces are always so well conceived and put together and visually as well as intellectually intriguing. I am really enjoying this series.

What material do you use to make the scarabs?

idylbrush
03-09-2014, 05:13 PM
thank you Jim.

The material is called Sculpt•It. Comes in a tub and it is an air dry material. I made molds from real scarabs and then cast my own from there. My favorite scarab was carved from a piece of meteorite found in Greece, sculpted in Poland and is now in my possession.

birdhs
03-09-2014, 11:09 PM
Always a treat to see new (and old) works from you.

up to your usual high standards of composition and style

tanxfersharinwidus

greggo

trufflecat
03-10-2014, 10:54 AM
Lovely composition and a very pleasing overall effect. Is that a monarch? Funny, I just finished a painting of a swallowtail...coming soon.

idylbrush
03-13-2014, 08:28 AM
I can't discern if it is a monarch or a viceroy butterfly. It is made of feathers.

I have found real butterflies are to delicate to be use for work that might be transported.

jocko500
03-14-2014, 12:53 AM
do look wonderful